I cannot stress how much I enjoy general practice. I love the variety, uncertainty of your work day and consultations you will have; dealing with new and familiar faces and issues; working within an amazing team; having evening and weekends free, if that's how you choose to work; and finally, still loving being a doctor after the years or ups and downs of being a dyslexic trainee medic!
Throughout medical school and well into post qualification, I never saw myself as a GP, though I always enjoyed the GP placements during medical school and as an F2. I did not particularly want to be seeing "moaning patients", crying children, chronic conditions where is is limited help that can be provided and deal with all the social issues involved in managing a patient holistically. To me, that would have been a dyslexics absolutely nightmare! Thankfully, I had amazing friends who saw the GP within me and encouraged me to apply. To be honest, I really didn't think I'd get in. The application process involved timed, a hand written exam and the dreaded MCQs! I scraped through those exams and did very well on the OSCE type exam and scored highly enough in the latter to get my first choice training deanery.
So here's to the next cohort of potential GPs in training, good luck and enjoy the journey!